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Balfour-Browne Fund

The Managers of the Balfour-Browne Fund for the advancement of the study of entomology invite applications for grants from the Fund during the academical year 2013-14.

Any person working in the University, who need not be a member of the University, is eligible to apply. The Managers will give preference to applications from Cambridge undergraduates, and for the support of studies in the field, especially in the United Kingdom.

Please note: No grant may be made to any registered Graduate Student if it would support work directly connected with his or her approved course of study or research.

Applications (form below) should be submitted to the , Department of Zoology, by 18 April 2014. Applicants should outline briefly the studies to be carried out, the purpose for which the grant is required and an estimate of the costs.  Applicants should also ask one referee to send a reference to admin@zoo.cam.ac.uk, by the deadline.  Application and referee forms can be downloaded below.

For more information, please contact Dr W Foster, Department of Zoology.

Application Form
Referee's Form

 

From the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge, 2007

  1. From the balance of the sum remaining from the bequest of £10,000 by Professor W. A. F. Balfour-Browne, of Gonville and Caius College, a Balfour-Browne Fund shall be established in the University for the advancement of the study of entomology.
  2. The Fund shall be administered by two Managers, who shall be University officers in the Faculty of Biology appointed by the-Faculty Board, one on the nomination of the Head of the Department Genetics and one on the nomination of the Head of the Department of Zoology. Managers shall be appointed in the Michaelmas Term to serve for two years from 1 January next following.
  3. Any person working in the University, who need not be a member of the University, shall be eligible to apply for a grant from the Fund to support the study of entomology; provided that
    • preference shall be given to persons in statu pupillari
    • preference shall be given to the support of studies in the field, especially in the United Kingdom,
    • no grant shall be made to any registered Graduate Student if it would support work directly connected with his or her approved course of study or research.
  4. In each Michaelmas Term the Managers shall announce the date or dates by which applications for grants from the Fund may be submitted.
  5. Any unexpended income shall not be added to the capital of the Fund but shall be accumulated for use as income in subsequent years.